General Skilled Visas (189/190/489)

OVERVIEW

These visa programs are for skilled overseas workers who want to work and live in Australia permanently. All three subclasses are options that offer a PR status in Australia as a general skilled migrant. The visa subclass is selected in accordance with your skills, requirements, and eligibility. Although, all subclasses offer the same thing and goes through a similar process, each subclass has its own pathway definition:

Subclass 189 is a skilled independent – Permanent Residence visa.
HIGHLIGHTS

  • You don’t need a sponsor
  • You must be invited to apply
  • You must be under 45 to be invited

Subclass 190 is skilled nominated Permanent Residence –visa.
HIGHLIGHT

  • This visa lets nominated skilled workers live and work in Australia as permanent residents.

 Subclass 489 is a skilled regional – Provisional Residence visa.
HIGHLIGHTS

  • For skilled workers who want to live and work in Australia
  • You can bring your family
  • If you get this visa, you might be able to apply for the Skilled Regional (Permanent) visa (subclass 887)

 ELIGIBILITY FOR ALL SUBCLASSES

  • Must be invited to apply
  • Must have a suitable skills assessment
  • Must be under 45 years of age
  • Must meet the level of English language required
  • Must be able to score 65 points or more
  • Must meet the health requirement
  • Must meet the character requirement
  • Must have paid back your debt to the Australian government
  • Must sign the Australian values statement
  • Must not have had a visa cancelled or a previous application refused

BEFORE APPLYING FOR THE VISA

You must submit an expression of interest (EOI) as well as gather and prepare your documents for submission.

An EOI is otherwise known as “Expression of Interest”. You’re letting the immigration department know that you’re interested in working in Australia in an occupation that’s relevant to the list of eligible skilled occupations. In any EOI, you must highlight your occupation, skills and qualifications.

BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR EOI:

  • Get your skills assessed – You must have a suitable skills assessment at the time you’re invited to apply. The assessment must be undertaken by an assessing authority listed against your occupation.

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  • Check your points – You must be able to obtain at least 65 points on our points test to be eligible for this visa. If you can’t obtain 65 points immigration will not invite you to apply.

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  • Must meet the other eligibility criteria – You must prove the claims you make in your EOI. You will also need to show you meet the other eligibility criteria. You will need to provide documents that:
  • prove all of the claims you make in your EOI
  • support other eligibility criteria for the visa

You should have all these documents before you submit your EOI.

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Once everything highlighted above is covered then you can submit an EOI.  An EOI is not a visa application. There is no fee for submitting an EOI. After you submit your EOI, SkillSelect will estimate your points score and rank you against others who want to apply for the visa. If you score enough points and there are places allocated for your occupation, they might invite you to apply for the visa. Once you receive an invitation to apply for the visa, you can now apply for the visa.

To know more about how the points test is being calculated and assessed to be eligible for this visa, as well as discuss the eligibility of this visa in dept, contact is us for a consultation.

Disclaimer: Please note that all the information on this website only serves a guide. For more accurate and updated information about this visa please email us at migrationmantra@gmail.com or visit our office for further information.